We’re getting to that time of year once again: spring cleaning. When you think of spring cleaning, you may be thinking about things you can do inside of your house. However, don’t forget about your outdoor landscape. One part of your outdoor landscape that could benefit from spring cleaning is your fencing. So, where do you start with cleaning? Here are some suggestions we have on how you can clean your fencing to prepare for spring.
Come Up With a Game Plan
If you come up with a plan in advance, the cleaning process will be much easier. First, take a look at your fencing and see if you can notice any areas of concern. Next, find out what supplies you’ll need to address the problem areas. Lastly, map out a schedule for what you will address and when. This will keep you from getting too overwhelmed at any one time.
Clean Along your Fence Line
Do you have anything taking up space in your yard? If you do, pick all of it up before you begin cleaning your fencing. If you have grass along your fence line that needs to be trimmed, get it done beforehand as well. This will leave you with more space with which to work and while getting other cleaning tasks done at the same time.
Test Any Locks and Gates Your Fencing Has
This is a task that doesn’t take too long, but it goes a long way. By testing your locks and gates, you’ll know whether or not your fencing is secure. See if your gates swing open or if you have working locks. Sometimes, you can help out your hinges by applying some lubricant.
Get Your Fencing Repainted/Restained
By repainting or restaining your fencing, you can completely revitalize it, just in time for the new season. Before you do any staining or painting, however, just be sure that whatever product you’re using is okay for the fencing material you have.
Consider Hiring a Fencing Company
If you’re unsure of what to do yourself, you can look to a fencing company for help. Professionals will have advice on how to care for your fence, and they can find any spots on your fence that may require attention.
Something else great is that many fencing companies have warranties for their work, making it completely safe to work with them.
Let Hercules Fence Help Set Up The Perfect Fence For You
Hercules Fence takes pride in being experts in residential, commercial, and high-security fencing. We have been serving our clients since 1955, with only the most knowledgeable of staff. Our staff is ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland.